Harvest Bounty: Exploring Farmers Markets in Naples, Florida

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One of our favorite things about the Naples, Florida area is the abundance of local produce and food items. From Honeybell oranges, fresh tomatoes, you-pick strawberries and local seafood, local produce is as good as it gets.

One of the best places to find local produce in and around Naples is at a handful of farmers markets that operate either seasonally or year-around. From the bustling streets of downtown Naples to the quaint corners of Marco Island, farmer’s markets offer a sensory delight, showcasing the best of Florida's harvest.

Third Street South Farmers Market: A Historic Charm

My family’s favorite farmer’s market is located on Third Avenue South on Saturdays. In addition to the beautiful downtown setting, probably our favorite thing the market – as locals - is that it is open year-around. The Summer Market is a robust, but more limited, form of the Winter Market located in the parking lot behind Tommy Bahama. It runs from the first Saturday in May to the second Saturday in November.  The Winter Market can be found on 3rd Street S (between Broad and 13th Ave S) from the second Saturday in May through the last Saturday in April.

The market is a blend of old-world charm and modern flair. Vendors line the streets with an assortment of organic produce, local seafood, and unique artisanal goods. After exploring the market, visitors can stroll down Third Street South, where boutique shops and cozy cafes beckon.

A couple of our favorite vendors are Inyoni Farms, a local certified organic farm growing vegetables, greens, sprouts, fruits, herbs and flowers and King of Conch’s Salads, which serves homemade conch salads along with delicious chips. Fresh produce and seafood are truly some of the most delicious things that Naples has to offer.

Marco Island Farmers Market: Island Elegance

Looking to explore outside of Naples? Escape to the tranquil beauty of Marco Island and discover its Farmers Market, a gem nestled in Veterans Community Park. Held on Wednesdays from November to April, this market boasts a relaxed atmosphere and a stunning backdrop of swaying palms and balmy breezes. Fresh produce, handmade crafts, and delectable treats make this market a favorite among locals and visitors alike.

Don't forget to explore the nearby beaches and enjoy a day in the sunshine after your market adventure. If you’re looking for a fun outing away from the beach in Marco, I’d recommend the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, filled trails and fun activities for families.


Vanderbilt Farmers Market: A Wide Array of Vendors

Cravings for farm-fresh delights are satisfied at the Vanderbilt Farmers Market. Conveniently located near the Mercato shopping district, this market takes place every Saturday from October through May. The emphasis here is on quality, with local farmers and artisans offering a curated selection of produce, flowers, and artisanal products. It's the perfect place to pick up ingredients or find a unique gift for someone special.

Bob’s Fresh Seafoods regularly appears and is a great place to pick up local stone crab when available.  Fire and Rice Paella is also a great place to stop for a quick meal.

All the homes that we own and rent to guests are conveniently located near Naples farmer’s market experiences. Our New Waterside Bungalow for 7/BBQ/Deck/Bring Pets is a short 20 minute drive from Marco, while our centrally located Pool House for 6/Chefs Kitchen/BBQ/Nr Beach/5tAve is just three miles from our favorite market on Third Street South. Just hop on the bikes provided!

Farmer’s markets in and around Naples are more than just places to shop for fresh produce—they are vibrant community hubs where locals and visitors come together to celebrate the region's agricultural bounty. Whether you're exploring the bustling streets of Naples, savoring the historic charm of Third Street South, or enjoying the island elegance of Marco Island, each market offers a unique experience. So, set aside a morning or afternoon to immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and flavors of Collier County's farmers markets, and take home a taste of Florida's harvest bounty.